Nebraska

Surprise inspection sprees target truckers in Nebraska

A total of 261 inspections were conducted during the three inspection sprees, and 109 trucks, or 42 percent, were placed out-of-service for violations related to brakes, tires and more.

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Whiplash: Heard Trucking’s cabover lover’s dream 1996 Freightliner FLD

Don't get 'Whiplash' trying to look at this truck.

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Nebraska dinging truckers with random inspection sprees

Through the fall, these blitzes will continue to target commercial vehicles with routes that usually do not go outside cities or by weigh stations. MAPS teams consist of 20-24 Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division officers and are largely funded by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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Color and Chrome Show participants enjoy lucky No. 7

The Color and Chrome Fantasy Truck Show, held in Nebraska near the end of July each year, is "all about the working truck and the truck drivers,” says organizer Tinker Raasch.

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New Peterbilt dealer open in Lincoln, Neb.

New Peterbilt of Lincoln dealer location expands parking, service and sales area at I-80 exit 405 in Nebraska -- now part of the Midwest Peterbilt Group, which will be familiar to regular readers for a variety of reasons ...

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After tornado outbreak on the plains, severe weather moves east

Tornado watches remained in effect through 6 p.m. Central Tuesday for some areas of Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. Severe storms expected to follow through Mississippi and Alabama through Wednesday.

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‘American Honey’ film to feature Neb. truck stop

The Bosselman Travel Center location in Grand Island, Neb., has recently been the scene of filming for the "American Honey" film from U.K.-based writer-director Andrea Arnold.

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The seven-state speed trap

All of the contiguous states mapped above show speeding among the top six violation priorities in the state. Explore the West Virginia-to-Nebraska lane's violation metrics here.

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Truck stop operator’s new novel set during the ‘Great War’

Karen Gettert Shoemaker's "The Meaning of Names" interrogates the reality German-American communities in the U.S. were confronted with following the outbreak of World War I.

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Rest in peace: Owner-operator Don Mulder of Nebraska

Owner-operator Donald Ray Mulder of Lincoln, Neb., passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. In the 1980s he was head of the Nebraska chapter of the Independent Truckers Association.

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